Apple shows off new emoji that are coming later this year

Today is World Emoji Day, and Apple announced new emoji characters that are coming in upcoming versions of its operating systems. The firm says that it will be introducing over 70 new characters, as part of Unicode 11.0.

As has been the case in recent years, diversity is once again a theme. There are now different hairstyles, such as curly hair for both men and women, as well as bald men and women. Gingers are finally getting some love also, as there are finally emoji characters with red hair, in all skin types.

But that's not all. There are new superhero characters, which don't seem to offer the diverse skin tones found in pretty much everything else in modern emoji sets. And of course, new smiley faces, such as one with hearts, a freezing face, and more.

Apple only said that these will arrive in an update later this year. Historically, the company does its emoji updates with its first "point one" update, so we're probably going to see the new characters in iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and macOS 10.14.1 Mojave.

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